More has emerged how his decision to give MS Dhoni a chance on the national side was a game that paid off off. When answering a question from the West Indies fast-bowling great Curtly Ambrose on a YouTube show called “The Curtly and Karishma Show”.
More said they were looking for a wicketkeeper batsman after the 2003 World Cup in die Rahul had kept Dravid wickets and the selection panel decided to go with die 23-year-old attacking batsman.
“My colleague saw him (Dhoni) firstthen I went and saw him. I flew specially down and saw him 130. to get runs out of the team’s total of 170. He smashed everyone. We wanted he to play in the final (Duleep Trophy 2004) as wicket-keeper. We had a lot there of debate with Sourav Ganguly and Deep Dasgupta. It took About ten days to tell Sourav and his selector to ask Deep not to stay wickets, and keep MS Dhoni wickets“Said Mehr.
In a Duleep trophy match, Dhoni shattered die North Zone Bowler in all parts of the floor in Mohali and earned his call-up to India A side.
“Dhoni stopped wickets, smashed Ashish Nehra and all the bowlers from the northern zone, and then we sent him to Kenya for the triangular series with India A, Pakistan A and Kenya.
“MS got about 600 points runs and after that his rest history. Dhoni had them all package to become match-winner. It was all about that of Time above all of they clicked together, “more added.
“It is like Gambling you need to gamble for money on the right horse. We gambled on the right horse and that day him won the race for us. I like to sit by home and me give much of I would also like to thank my selection colleagues, “concluded More.
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